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Plot, Details & Awards

Coming Home

(2001)
R In Theaters 11/9/2001 , 130min.
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Plot & Details

Hal Ashby's 1978 melodrama examines the impact of the Vietnam War on the "war at home" among the men who fought it and the women in their lives. Left alone in Los Angeles when her gung-ho Marine husband Bob (Bruce Dern) heads to Vietnam in 1968, proper wife Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at the V.A. hospital where her new friend Vi (Penelope Milford) works. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a former high-school classmate and Marine who has returned from 'Nam a bitter paraplegic. As their relationship grows, Sally sees the effect of the war on the soldiers after they come back, inspiring her to rethink her priorities; Luke's spirits begin to lift, and a hospital tragedy helps focus his anger toward meaningful protest. After a Hong Kong visit with her increasingly withdrawn husband, Sally finds a love and companionship with Luke that she had never known with her husband. Once Bob comes home with his own injury, however, the three must find a way to deal with a changing world and with a system that betrayed the men fighting for it.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Hal Ashby Nominated
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Robert Jones Won
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Don Zimmerman Nominated
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Penelope Milford Nominated
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Jon Voight Won
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Jane Fonda Won
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Bruce Dern Nominated
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Nancy Dowd Won
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Jerome Hellman Nominated
1978 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Waldo Salt Won

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Hal Ashby Nominated
1978 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Jane Fonda Won
1978 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Waldo Salt Nominated
1978 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Bruce Dern Nominated
1978 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Robert Jones Nominated
1978 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Jon Voight Won
1978 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Jon Voight Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 Directors Guild of America Best Director Hal Ashby Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress Jane Fonda Won
1978 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor Jon Voight Won
1978 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Picture Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 National Board of Review Best Actor Jon Voight Won
1978 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1978 New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Jon Voight Won

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